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Smells Like 1862

February, 2014 Location Tucked away between Piccadilly and Leicester Square is Jerymn Street.  A classy collection of smart shop fronts neighbouring the Royal Academy, Fortnum & Mason and the Ritz hotel, our historical trip this month has taken us to … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Royal Romance

The day itself is with us! So, from the editors of visit1862, here is our Valentine gift to you: In 1858, after at least seven years of matchmaking, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert finally married their eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Rival Roses

So, there’s no escaping it, its just one more day until Valentines Day (we can already hear the collective groans!). However… what about the fortunate few with many Valentines?  Our cartoon today depicts two such young ladies in the gardens … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Bewitched!

So, it’s that time of year again, when advertisements for dating sites are everywhere, pink chocolate hearts are for sale, and plans are made for Valentines Day (love it or loath it).  During our 1862 research we’ve come across some … Continue reading

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The Empty Chair: Designing A ‘Royal’ Experience

Today’s publishing date of this post marks an important date for nineteenth-century historians, for it was on Tuesday 22nd January 1901 that Queen Victoria died, at the grand old age of 81 at her beloved Osborne House.  The royal couple … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the twelfth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… twelve Drummers Drumming For our final post on the twelve days of an 1862 Christmas, let us conclude by having a look at the interior of the exhibition … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the eleventh day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… eleven Pipers Piping   Although not a design from Crace’s 1862 scheme, this watercolour does demonstrate something of Crace’s approach to organ design.  In 1862, a ‘blind’ man … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… eight Maids a Milking   This teapot was made as part of a service displayed at the 1862 International Exhibition.  In April 1862 the Melbourne newspaper, The Argus, … Continue reading

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